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Old 05-06-2012, 11:42 AM   #2191
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Hey Tony, (almost) welcome to the club

I only did drilled the tank "nek" and had my mirrors done (page 127 and 131 of this thread, i believe).
I like the "hard" suspension as it is, but many are tweeking it. But, this is not a mod, since the suspension can be adjusted.

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Old 05-06-2012, 09:57 PM   #2192
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I drilled the nek too and decided to control the autonomy.
I drove until my bike stopped (I have the underseat-tank of Markus).

Here is the result : 247 km = 153.48 miles




I had the chance to be stopped (by case) near a fuel station :-)




I re-filled the tank with the bike on side stand until full-full :
14,21 litres = 3.23 gal

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Old 05-06-2012, 10:11 PM   #2193
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Yes, that is US $ 8.18 per gallon. In the Netherlands we even get ripped off more than that
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Old 05-07-2012, 01:18 AM   #2194
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GS Marc,

Your 17.30 km/l is based on what sort of riding? I cannot imagine going slower than 90 km/h on this bike :)

Any comments about the Markus tank? Is there a big weight difference with that? Can the underseat tools still fit?

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Old 05-07-2012, 01:36 AM   #2195
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@bikecat,

I was riding like a MM must be, not like a R1200GS...

When the counter reached zero, I decided to run in an 'economical way', without pushing the rev higher than 4.000 rpm.

My MM is cat free with a complete REMUS line, K&N filter, Wunderlich air intake and RapidBike EVO.

Markus underseat-tank is fine, the weight is nothing compared with the service it gives. Our body is often the first place where to save weight

Yes, you can keep the tools set under you seat
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Old 05-07-2012, 06:25 PM   #2196
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Fuel Range

How many more miles did you get after the countdown mileage read "0" before you ran out of gas?
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Old 05-07-2012, 09:41 PM   #2197
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160 km (99.4 miles) I got the yellow triangle with
083 Km (51.5 miles) remaining range ==> theorical 243 km (150.99 m)

I got the zero display after 72 km (44.7 m) so at 160+72 = 232 km (144.15m)

I continued until 247 km (153.47m) so I could do 15 km (9.3m) after zero was displayed.

all here :

http://jemelapetenflat.xooit.be/t3692-Autonomie.htm

I will do the same experiment with the HP2E too
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Old 05-08-2012, 12:30 PM   #2198
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I continued until 247 km (153.47m) so I could do 15 km (9.3m) after zero was displayed.

...

My results: economy range is ~22km after the zero is displayed by the tankindicator.

I pre-tested with a jerrycan as back-up. But am trusting it fully by now and often push it to the 20km on spare. Although, last ride to Belgium my palms did get sweaty: I was driving on the highway when the bike hitted "zero" and was about to pass a 25km fuel sign to the next station...(I made it.).

I am convinced that the indicator "predicts" the fuelconsumption on your current driving style. Changing to "economy-mode" can change things drastic. Came to think of it, is 90km/6 gear the most efficient for the MM? Anybody knows this or have data on? You micht save my day one time!
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Old 05-08-2012, 10:59 PM   #2199
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Well, it's clear that the MM isn't forseen to be ridden like a R1200GS

Economy mode is only when the 'zero' appears, to be able to reach a next gas station.

I solved this with the underseat tank of Markus as an emergency feature
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Old 05-09-2012, 02:31 AM   #2200
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I solved this with the underseat tank of Markus as an emergency feature
GS Marc, ... how heavy is the Markus tank? I reckon not more than 5 kg without fuel? I now have tools under the seat (screwdriver + small pouch of wrenches etc). I am worried that with the Markus tank cannot out tools any longer. How much space of tools do you have under the seat?

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Old 05-09-2012, 03:23 AM   #2201
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I cannot dismount my tank to weight it, I don't know.
I was speaking about the tools which are with the bike, pratically nothing in fact.
You should contact Markus to the answers to your questions.
http://www.gs-equipment.de/

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Old 05-09-2012, 06:04 AM   #2202
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fuel

for all you "empty your tank complete before fuelling", i was riding close to Paris (France) on one of the main roads, complying with the speed limit, sort of, when i was passing a fuel station with still 40 km to go. No problem, next one will be the next stop to fuel. so i thought. with still 8km in the tank the next fuel station came up, state of the art and completely new, really France. But i didn't work. next station in the village was out of service. some kind person brought us back to a working station, but this was still the state of the art first station and that one didn't work the second time either, not only for me but also for the locals as well. On the nav the next place was 6km and there was a gasstation, up we go. 2km to go and up a steep hill to the gasstation, it would be too easy if that one did work or was open, neither offcourse. computer now said 0km. this was my first time with zero and i did not know how far it would take me before shutting down, so engine off and rolling down the hill going to a station which i had seen on the way to this place. so with -5km and further no problems at all i could refill and continue, but lesson learned; even in a crowded and busy environment it's possible to have some misfortune with fuel stations.
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Old 05-09-2012, 12:51 PM   #2203
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for all you ..... this was my first time with zero and i did not know how far it would take me before shutting down, so engine off and rolling down the hill going to a station which i had seen on the way to this place. so with -5km and further no problems at all i could refill and continue, but lesson learned; even in a crowded and busy environment it's possible to have some misfortune with fuel stations.
:) oke, I admit it. Had a similair experience before I did my pre-test
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Old 05-10-2012, 07:17 AM   #2204
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Does the ASC can be added on a MM with ABS ?

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Old 05-12-2012, 06:21 AM   #2205
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GSMarc, I think you have to make sure that the ZFE can handle that too.

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